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PETE ROZELLE RUMORS & GOSSIP

In Topsy Turvy Wibbly Wobbly NFL, Bucs are 2 games out of first place, 1 game out of #1 draft pick!

Pete Rozelle is watching football from heaven, smiling upon his dream of NFL Parity. Although I believe parity is less of a thing since the redistributing of teams in 2002, here are the Bucs in the middle of the most incredible turnabout season in years. If you think the Rams going for it yesterday takes the cake, look at the Bucs, who Bucs are chasing the Panthers, or are they...
Via Buc Stop
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: Goodell could have taken page from Rozelle

What a difference a commissioner makes. Pete Rozelle hadn't been on the job long enough to find the executive washroom when he faced a gambling scandal a half-century ago that could have sunk the NFL. League investigators had discovered star Green Bay running back Paul Hornung and Detroit Lions lineman Alex Karras were betting on games. The news had yet to break, and the young commissioner...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Yes, coverage of NFL draft has changed a bit; Flashback to what ESPN did in ’81

I love posting this video every year. For a little perspective about coverage of the NFL draft on ESPN and NFL Network, it’s always good to see how ESPN covered the NFL draft in 1981. It was all so primitive. Check out the guy who had to turn on Pete Rozelle’s microphone. A favorite part is a young Chris Berman getting reaction from a restaurant in New York, complete with the...
Via Sherman Report
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Upon further review: NFL third-place games used to be a thing

"Upon further review" is a new recurring segment in which This Given Sunday analyzes quirks and fascinating tidbits from the NFL's history books.  This weekend in Denver and Seattle, two teams will be eliminated from the NFL playoffs. On Monday, those teams will clean out their lockers and go their separate ways before preparation starts for the 2014 NFL season.  But long...
Via This Given Sunday
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens must beat Bengals and hope for help to overcome Pete Rozelle's dream of parity...

It's playing out just as the late Pete Rozelle envisioned it...  PARITY... it would be a rare team that could re-PETE after winning a Super Bowl... And so the defending world champion Ravens find themselves at 8-7 having to knock off the 10-5 Cincinnati Bengals just to have a mathematical chance to qualify for the 2013 playoffs as a botttom seed.... and even then, they will...
Via Ravens Football Machine
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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